Saturday, September 5, 2009
Guiltless--1 John 1:9, 5:18, 19
Don't let the devil control you with guilt. I think he leads good Christians into sin not for the sin itself but for the power of the guilt that comes from having knowingly done what you know and wish you hadn't done. He is betting that when you get on your knees to ask God's forgiveness, you will be so overcome as to reject His promise--unable to accept his forgiveness and forgive yourself. He is betting that guilt will overcome you, fester in you, turn into self-loathing and despair. Why drive a nonbeliever to commit a "petty" sin when a child of God could be brought to sin, and foster and nurture her subsequent guilt into a powerful leviathan, swallowing her whole?
Posted by Kirsten at 2:06 PM